Red

1978 Ridge Zinfandel Monte Bello

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink 1994 (Edit)
CT91 3 reviews
Label borrowed from 1977
1977
Label borrowed from 1974
1974
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • gregg g wrote:

    December 7, 2011 - Color is still dark crimson with roughly 1/4" bricking at the rim. This wine smells fantasticly old world with cassis, forest floor, leather and spice. The flavors are very claret like. As is common with old Zinfandel, this wine has evolved into another "animal". It posses a silky texture, with superb savory flavors in addition to the aromas which continue on the palate. The finish has great length with lingering flavors that really compliment. It is perfectly balanced, the tannins have basically erroded yet the acidity and structure keep this lively and fresh. I loved this wine.

  • buckeye76 wrote: 91 points

    July 22, 1998 - BERRIES, FIGS, AND HERBAL NOSE. DEEP DRIED FRUIT IN THE FLAVOR, FIGS, AND A ALMOST A SWEETNESS IN THE FINISH, SIMILAR TO A PORT. NICE LEGS AND COMPLEXITY. LONG FINISH.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/19/2013 (link)

    (Ridge Zinfandel Monte Bello) Bricked, cloudy dark red violet color; oxidized

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1978
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Monte Bello
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 13 (62%)
  • Consumed 8 (38%)

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